An Black man sits at a table next to asian women and two others. He appears to be explaining something to them from the textbook that lay on the desk in front of him.

Become a GSS Leader

Application Process

Role of The GSS Leader

The GSS Leaders serve as model students. GSS leaders:

  • Attend class, read assignments, complete homework.
  • Structure sessions to encourage group learning and student interaction.
  • Encourage students to take advantage of resources to be successful in the course.
  • Assist students in learning the course material.
  • Model appropriate learning strategies and techniques to help students become successful in the course.

GSS Leaders Have

  • An interest in motivating other learners.
  • An A-, A, or A+ in the course they wish to support.
  • A 3.0 Cumulative GPA or better.
  • At least 12 credit hours from UMD at the time of application.
  • A schedule that allows you to dedicate approximately 10 hours per week to GSS.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Space in your course schedule for TLTC310.

GSS Leader Responsibilities

  • Attend their assigned course.
  • Structure GSS sessions twice a week to encourage group learning and student interaction.
  • Provide a minimum of 22 sessions per semester.
  • Participate in various trainings per semester.
  • Register for the 3 credit course TLTC310.
Back to Top